The Department of Literature invites you to a webinar titled “UoN @50: Conversations on Kenyan Literature and our Being.”


Literature has been part and parcel of the struggles for intellectual, political, social, cultural and economic freedoms and progress. It has been crucial to the shaping of our being as Kenyans who are conscious of their colonial and post-independence histories, and who peer into their futures to envision and then narrate what their national identities ought to look like. The Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi has been a key member of the larger family of literary scholarship  locally, regionally and internationally. 


This webinar, which is part of the UoN@50 celebrations, brings together literary scholars, writers, and enthusiasts to reflect on the past and present of story-making and story-telling in Kenya. It hopes to provoke conversations on the value we place on stories individually, in our homes, in workplaces, in the community and in the country as well as in the world.


Date: 25th November 2020

Time: 2 –5 PM (EAT)

Register in advance for this event:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. See the attached poster for details.